Country

USA

Date

28/11/2012

Entity

U.S. Senate

Product

Biofuels

Category

Policy

Summary

US Senate supports military use of aviation biofuels

US Senate voted an amendment to repeal the section 313 of the annual Defense appropriations bill that was prohibiting DOD from procuring alternative fuels if they cost more than their conventional counterparts.
The Committee-passed annual Defense Authorization bill would have blocked efforts to develop a commercial supply of cost-competitive advanced biofuels as detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The House of Representatives passed similar language to the Section 313 language that offered originally in the Armed Services Committee. Passage of the amendment means that the Senate and House will resolve the differences in the respective Defense appropriations bills through a House-Senate conference, where supporters of military aviation biofuels have vowed an all-out effort.

 

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